Over the past month and a half, we have heard countless stories of what is happening to the workers we know, to medical professionals, to the economy, and to our collective health. When it comes to the issues affecting construction workers, we know that there is often a gap in media attention and coverage, and during the Covid-19 health crisis that gap is no different. Many essential construction jobsites, such as hospitals, remain open, and the work to be done is more critical than ever.
We’re introducing this blog for stories from construction workers and laborers about the issues they face. Construction labor is always physically demanding, and the extra strain of a public health crisis means added stress, and new challenges. But many of these challenges are not unique to a single worker, family, parent, or child. In the coming weeks, we will explore stoires and photos that highlight how family, community, essential work, healthcare, mental health, and labor have changed and affected the construction workers in our Bronx community.
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